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Definition of KRASNOYARSK
territory W cen Russia in Asia extending along valley of the Yenisey from Arctic Ocean to Sayan Mountains area 927,258 square miles (2,401,598 square kilometers), pop 3,122,000
city, its ∗, on the upper Yenisey pop 925,000
geographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
City (pop., 2002: 911,700), east-central Russia. Located on the upper Yenisey River, it was founded by Cossacks in 1628. In the late 17th century, it was often attacked by the Tatars and Kirghiz. The Trans-Siberian Railroad brought a period of rapid growth in the 1890s. A commercial and industrial centre, it is the site of one of the world's largest hydroelectric stations, built in the 1960s.